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Atwater, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Atwater had a population of 1,184 as of July 1, 2020. Atwater ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Atwater is located at latitude 45.1389 and longitude -94.7781 in Kandiyohi County. The formal boundaries for the City of Atwater encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Kandiyohi County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,214 feet.

The City of Atwater (GNIS ID: 2394020) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Atwater: City of Atwater.

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Atwater, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,184 (100%)
Population in Households 1,163 (98.2%)
Population in Families 940 (79.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 21 ( 1.8%)
Population Density 1,153
Diversity Index2 15
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,150
Average Household Income $61,097
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $25,359
Wealth Index5 50
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 516 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 355 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 135 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $99,045
Average Home Value $112,147
Housing Affordability Index3 289
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 489
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 320
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.43% 0.49%
Households 0.43% 0.49%
Families 0.25% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
Owner Occupied HU   0.39%

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Atwater, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atwater to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 334 63rd
Population Density # 230 75th
Median Household Income # 666 26th
Housing Affordability Index # 783 87th
Per Capita Income # 771 15th
Diversity Index # 441 52nd

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